On July 16, 2018 at the summit meeting in Helsinki, Finland, the Russian President – Vladimir Putin gave President Trump an unusual gift. It was a soccer ball. An innocent gift considering Russia had just hosted the FIFA World Cup. It was presented during a press conference between Putin and Trump. The soccer ball was a 2018 FIFA World Cup “Official Matchball”.
President Putin smiled and handed the ball over to Trump and said, “Mr. President , I’ll give this ball to you, and now the ball is in your court.” As President Trump smiled and took the ball, Putin added, “ All the more, that the United States will host the World Cup in 2026.”
President Trump graciously accepted the gift and stated, “Thankyou that’s right. Thank you very much, we do host it. And we hope we do as good a job. That’s very nice. That will go…
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